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StorageGRID renews NF203 and ISO/IEC 25051 compliance certification


To help us continue to provide superior technology that meets worldwide standards, NetApp® StorageGRID® 11.6 has renewed certification with French standard NF Logiciel (NF-203) and with the international standard ISO/IEC 25051:2014.


To obtain NF-203 renewal, StorageGRID passed an extensive product audit by the French certification provider INFOCERT, which was confirmed by the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR).

To download our renewed NF203 certificate from the INFOCERT website, go to Product > NetApp StorageGRID > NF203




What is NF203?

The French standard NF203 allows publishers to certify the quality and conformity of their software in an indisputable and impartial manner. NF203 certification covers all functional areas of computerized accounting (purchasing, sales, inventory, fixed assets, and accounting) and digital safes (NF203 CCFN). Software with NF203 certification gives you peace of mind if you undergo a tax audit of your computerized accounting. It also provides a competitive advantage when you bid for contracts.

NF203 is based on the standard NF Z42-020 for digital safes. The digital-safe component of the NF Z42-020 standard confirms the integrity and traceability of the digital objects that are stored there. It also offers special possibilities in terms of confidentiality with the encryption of the stored data and documents. The digital safe complements an electronic archiving system.


How does ISO/IEC 25051 come into play?

This certification verifies that NetApp has developed the StorageGRID software in compliance with quality requirements based on the global standard from the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission, ISO/IEC 25051:2014. It relates to testing methods and validation of StorageGRID, in terms of after-sales customer support and quality assurance provisions that confirm the product’s longevity.


How does it all come together?

StorageGRID is a software-defined enterprise object storage solution that is widely deployed around the world to meet both complex regulatory and digital safety requirements.

StorageGRID supports the Simple Storage Service (S3) and Swift protocols. Combined with its powerful information lifecycle management (ILM) policy engine, StorageGRID gives your data industry-leading durability and availability. And with its NF203 certification, you can use StorageGRID with archiving environments that are specifically for computerized accounting. Although NF203 is a French standard, this certification attests to comply with similar international standards.

ISO/IEC 25051 compliance proves that StorageGRID is being developed, tested, and validated according to strict quality requirements. Even with the base deployment, no additional hardware, software, or license is required. You can start using StorageGRID object storage at any time to process and to store archived or electronic accounting data.


Other StorageGRID certifications

Cohasset Associates assessed StorageGRID and determined that it meets the requirements of other important U.S. standards, including:

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 17a-4(f)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Rule 4511(c), which defers to the format and media requirements of SEC Rule 17a-4(f)
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Regulation 17 CFR subsections 1.31(c) and 1.31(d)

KPMG also evaluated StorageGRID and found that it met German and Swiss regulations according to the audit standard IDW-PS 880.

StorageGRID has also earned Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation certification (with Evaluation Assurance Level EAL2+), confirming that the software meets the strict security requirements for government use. For details, read the blog post.


Take the next step in protecting and securing your object storage. Learn more about the globally verified and certified NetApp StorageGRID